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Attention K-Mart Shoppers

Mark Davis

OK, I have to admit this this is a strange collection. In the late 1980's and early 1990's, I worked for Kmart behind the service desk and the store played specific pre-recorded cassettes issued by corporate. This was background music, or perhaps you could call it elevator music. Anyways, I saved these tapes from the trash during this period and this video shows you my extensive, odd collection.

Until around 1992, the cassettes were rotated monthly. Then, they were replaced weekly. Finally sometime around 1993, satellite programming was intoduced which eliminated the need for these tapes altogether.

The older tapes contain canned elevator music with instrumental renditions of songs. Then, the songs became completely mainstream around 1991. All of them have advertisements every few songs.

The monthly tapes are very, very, worn and rippled. That's becuase they ran for 14 hours a day, 7 days a week on auto-reverse. If you do the math assuming that each tape is 30 minutes per side, that's over 800 passes over a tape head each month.

Finally, one tape in the collection was from the Kmart 30th anniversary celebration on 3/1/92. This was a special day at the store where employees spent all night setting up for special promotions and extra excitement. It was a real fun day, the store was packed wall to wall, and I recall that the stores were asked to play the music at a much higher volume. The tape contains oldies and all sorts of fun facts from 1962. This may have been one of the last days where Kmart was in their heyday - really!

One last thing for you techies, the stores built in the early 1970's (such as Naperville, IL Ogden Mall Kmart #3066, Harwood Heights, IL #3503 and Bridgeview, IL #4381) orignally had Altec-Lansing amplifiers with high quality speakers throughout the store. When you applied a higher quality sounding source, the audio was extremely good. Later stores had cheaper speakers and eventually the amps were switched out with different ones usually lacking bass and treble controls.

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Attention K-Mart Shoppers
by Tape-A-Thon
audio
eye 654,696
favorite 101
comment 40
This is a digitized version of an in-store cassette tape that was played within a Kmart store. See the title of the file for the month and year. I worked at Kmart between 1989 and 1999 and held onto them with the hopes that they would be of use some day. Enjoy!
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Attention K-Mart Shoppers
by Music Technologies International
audio
eye 376,571
favorite 21
comment 3
This is a digitized version of an in-store cassette tape that was played within a Kmart store. This cassette was played only one day in 1992 on Kmart's 30th anniversary. I worked at Kmart between 1989 and 1999 and held onto them with the hopes that they would be of use some day.  Enjoy!
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Attention K-Mart Shoppers
by Tower Sound and Communications
audio
eye 79,818
favorite 18
comment 1
This is a digitized version of an in-store cassette tape that was played within a Kmart store.  See the title of the file for the month and year.  I worked at Kmart between 1989 and 1999 and held onto them with the hopes that they would be of use some day.  Enjoy!
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Kmart, cassette, tape, in-store, in store, public address, PA, advertising, vaporwave, Kresge,...
Attention K-Mart Shoppers
by Tape-A-Thon
audio
eye 69,961
favorite 16
comment 5
This is a digitized version of an in-store cassette tape that was played within a Kmart store. See the title of the file for the month and year. I worked at Kmart between 1989 and 1999 and held onto them with the hopes that they would be of use some day. Enjoy!
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 5 reviews )
Topics: Kmart, cassette, tape, in-store, in store, public address, PA, advertising, vaporwave, Kresge,...
Attention K-Mart Shoppers
by Tower Sound and Communications
audio
eye 56,723
favorite 3
comment 2
This is a digitized version of an in-store cassette tape that was played within a Kmart store. See the title of the file for the month and year. I worked at Kmart between 1989 and 1999 and held onto them with the hopes that they would be of use some day. Enjoy!
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topics: Kmart, cassette, tape, in-store, in store, public address, PA, advertising, vaporwave, Kresge,...
Attention K-Mart Shoppers
by Tape-A-Thon
audio
eye 49,125
favorite 53
comment 9
This is a digitized version of an in-store reel to reel tape that was played within a Kmart store in December 1974.  The opening Kmart jingle is interesting at the beginning of both hours, and there are theft deterrent security pages and store policy announcements between every few songs.  This must have been in attempt to discourage shoplifting. This is a Tape-Athon product perhaps in their early days - see the attached pictures.  There also was an insert within the reel to reel box...
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Attention K-Mart Shoppers
by Tower Sound and Communications
audio
eye 42,497
favorite 7
comment 4
This is a digitized version of an in-store cassette tape that was played within a Kmart store.  See the title of the file for the month and year.  I worked at Kmart between 1989 and 1999 and held onto them with the hopes that they would be of use some day.  Enjoy!
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews )
Topics: Kmart, cassette, tape, in-store, in store, public address, PA, advertising, vaporwave, Kresge,...
Attention K-Mart Shoppers
by Easton and Associates
audio
eye 35,640
favorite 6
comment 0
This is a digitized version of an in-store pharmacy cassette tape that was played within a Kmart store.  The pharmacy would literally hold the paging phone up to a boombox and play these clips.  I worked at Kmart between 1989 and 1999 and held onto them with the hopes that they would be of use some day.  Enjoy!
Topics: Kmart, cassette, tape, in-store, in store, public address, PA, advertising, vaporwave, Kresge,...
Attention K-Mart Shoppers
by Tape-A-Thon
audio
eye 31,912
favorite 5
comment 4
This is a digitized version of an in-store cassette tape that was played within a Kmart store. See the title of the file for the month and year. I worked at Kmart between 1989 and 1999 and held onto them with the hopes that they would be of use some day. Enjoy!
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews )
Topics: Kmart, cassette, tape, in-store, in store, public address, PA, advertising, vaporwave, Kresge,...
Attention K-Mart Shoppers
by Tower Sound and Communications
audio
eye 30,191
favorite 4
comment 1
This is a digitized version of an in-store cassette tape that was played within a Kmart store. See the title of the file for the month and year. I worked at Kmart between 1989 and 1999 and held onto them with the hopes that they would be of use some day. Enjoy!
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Kmart, cassette, tape, in-store, in store, public address, PA, advertising, vaporwave, Kresge,...
Attention K-Mart Shoppers
audio
eye 28,983
favorite 1
comment 0
This is a digitized version of an in-store looping cassette tape that was played on a portable tape deck.  We received these tapes every once in a while and the player would be moved around the store and put behind displays.  This one was for Dutch Boy paint and would have been somewhere in the paint department.  The unit that played the tape would do so every 5 minutes or something like that.  I worked at Kmart between 1989 and 1999 and held onto them with the hopes that they would be...
Topics: Kmart, cassette, tape, in-store, in store, public address, PA, advertising, vaporwave, Kresge,...
Attention K-Mart Shoppers
by Tape-A-Thon
audio
eye 27,594
favorite 18
comment 12
This is a digitized version of an in-store reel to reel tape that was played within a Kmart store in May 1988.  Amazingly, Kmart continued to play reel to reels until the late 1980's when cassettes were put into production. This is a genuine Tape-A-Thon product and the recording contains both sides, which are 1.5 hours long each, totaling 3 hours. Recorded in the 3¾ speed and the tape is thin. The tape itself is in rough shape; I have reason to believe that these reels were returned at the...
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Topics: Kmart, cassette, tape, in-store, in store, public address, PA, advertising, vaporwave, Kresge,...
Attention K-Mart Shoppers
by Special Recordings, Inc
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comment 20
This is a digitized version of an in-store reel to reel tape that was played within a Kmart store in 1973.  In my opinion, the opening Kmart jingle is the most important artifact of this recording, but the music and small number of commercials make it a great listen. This company listed on the original box is Special Recordings, Inc and is out of Detroit Mi.  As Kmart was based in Michigan, this supplier was most likely somewhat nearby. The recording contains both sides, which are 1 hour long...
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Topics: Kmart, cassette, tape, in-store, in store, public address, PA, advertising, vaporwave, Kresge,...
Attention K-Mart Shoppers
by Tape-A-Thon
audio
eye 24,840
favorite 3
comment 6
This is a digitized version of an in-store cassette tape that was played within a Kmart store.  See the title of the file for the month and year.  I worked at Kmart between 1989 and 1999 and held onto them with the hopes that they would be of use some day.  Enjoy!
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 6 reviews )
Topics: Kmart, cassette, tape, in-store, in store, public address, PA, advertising, vaporwave, Kresge,...
Attention K-Mart Shoppers
by Tower Sound and Communications
audio
eye 24,014
favorite 3
comment 2
This is a digitized version of an in-store cassette tape that was played within a Kmart store.  See the title of the file for the month and year.  I worked at Kmart between 1989 and 1999 and held onto them with the hopes that they would be of use some day.  Enjoy!
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Topics: Kmart, cassette, tape, in-store, in store, public address, PA, advertising, vaporwave, Kresge,...
Attention K-Mart Shoppers
by Tower Sound and Communications
audio
eye 21,452
favorite 3
comment 1
This is a digitized version of an in-store cassette tape that was played within a Kmart store.  See the title of the file for the month and year.  I worked at Kmart between 1989 and 1999 and held onto them with the hopes that they would be of use some day.  Enjoy!
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Kmart, cassette, tape, in-store, in store, public address, PA, advertising, vaporwave, Kresge,...
Attention K-Mart Shoppers
by Tower Sound and Communications
audio
eye 21,341
favorite 2
comment 4
This is a digitized version of an in-store cassette tape that was played within a Kmart store.  See the title of the file for the month and year.  I worked at Kmart between 1989 and 1999 and held onto them with the hopes that they would be of use some day.  Enjoy!
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Topics: Kmart, cassette, tape, in-store, in store, public address, PA, advertising, vaporwave, Kresge,...
Attention K-Mart Shoppers
by Tape-A-Thon
audio
eye 16,790
favorite 9
comment 1
This is a digitized version of an in-store cassette tape that was played within a Kmart store. See the title of the file for the month and year. I worked at Kmart between 1989 and 1999 and held onto them with the hopes that they would be of use some day. Enjoy!
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Kmart, cassette, tape, in-store, in store, public address, PA, advertising, vaporwave, Kresge,...
Attention K-Mart Shoppers
by Tape-A-Thon
audio
eye 15,827
favorite 5
comment 4
This is a digitized version of an in-store cassette tape that was played within a Kmart store. See the title of the file for the month and year. I worked atKmart between 1989 and 1999 and held onto them withthe hopes that they would be of use some day. Enjoy!
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews )
Topics: Kmart, cassette, tape, in-store, in store, public address, PA, advertising, vaporwave, Kresge,...
Attention K-Mart Shoppers
by Tower Sound and Communications
audio
eye 14,971
favorite 3
comment 1
This is a digitized version of an in-store cassette tape that was played within a Kmart store. See the title of the file for the month and year. I worked at Kmart between 1989 and 1999 and held onto them with the hopes that they would be of use some day. Enjoy!
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Kmart, cassette, tape, in-store, in store, public address, PA, advertising, vaporwave, Kresge,...
Attention K-Mart Shoppers
by by Special Recordings, Inc
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favorite 7
comment 2
This is a digitized audio containing pharmacy advertising clips from an in-store reel to reel tape that was played within a Kmart store in 1974.  These were the days where the Kmart pharmacy was emerging and new. Tom Schwarzrock provided this very rare tape to me so that it could be added to the archive collection.  Based on a discussion with Tom, this reel was played on a secondary reel to reel player within the store, on top of the regular audio reel to reel soundtrack.  This tape was 45...
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Attention K-Mart Shoppers
by Tower Sound and Communications
audio
eye 14,204
favorite 6
comment 1
This is a digitized version of an in-store cassette tape that was played within a Kmart store. See the title of the file for the month and year. I worked at Kmart between 1989 and 1999 and held onto them with the hopes that they would be of use some day. Enjoy!
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Kmart, cassette, tape, in-store, in store, public address, PA, advertising, vaporwave, Kresge,...
Attention K-Mart Shoppers
by Tape-A-Thon
audio
eye 12,401
favorite 4
comment 2
This is a digitized version of an in-store cassette tape that was played within a Kmart store.  See the title of the file for the month and year.  I worked at Kmart between 1989 and 1999 and held onto them with the hopes that they would be of use some day.  Enjoy!
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topics: Kmart, cassette, tape, in-store, in store, public address, PA, advertising, vaporwave, Kresge,...
Attention K-Mart Shoppers
by Tower Sound and Communications
audio
eye 11,976
favorite 4
comment 4
This is a digitized version of an in-store cassette tape that was played within a Kmart store. See the title of the file for the month and year. I worked at Kmart between 1989 and 1999 and held onto them with the hopes that they would be of use some day. Enjoy!
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews )
Topics: Kmart, cassette, tape, in-store, in store, public address, PA, advertising, vaporwave, Kresge,...
Attention K-Mart Shoppers
by Tape-A-Thon
audio
eye 11,457
favorite 7
comment 3
This is a digitized version of an in-store cassette tape that was played within a Kmart store.  See the title of the file for the month and year.  I worked at Kmart between 1989 and 1999 and held onto them with the hopes that they would be of use some day.  Enjoy!
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
Topics: Kmart, cassette, tape, in-store, in store, public address, PA, advertising, vaporwave, Kresge,...
Attention K-Mart Shoppers
by Tape-A-Thon
audio
eye 9,714
favorite 2
comment 2
This is a digitized version of an in-store cassette tape that was played within a Kmart store. See the title of the file for the month and year. I worked at Kmart between 1989 and 1999 and held onto them with the hopes that they would be of use some day. Enjoy!
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topics: Kmart, cassette, tape, in-store, in store, public address, PA, advertising, vaporwave, Kresge,...
Attention K-Mart Shoppers
by Tower Sound and Communications
audio
eye 8,349
favorite 4
comment 5
This is a digitized version of an in-store cassette tape that was played within a Kmart store. See the title of the file for the month and year. I worked at Kmart between 1989 and 1999 and held onto them with the hopes that they would be of use some day. Enjoy!
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 5 reviews )
Topics: Kmart, cassette, tape, in-store, in store, public address, PA, advertising, vaporwave, Kresge,...
Attention K-Mart Shoppers
by Tape-A-Thon
audio
eye 7,686
favorite 1
comment 0
This is a digitized version of an in-store cassette tape that was played within a Kmart store.  See the title of the file for the month and year.  I worked at Kmart between 1989 and 1999 and held onto them with the hopes that they would be of use some day.  Enjoy!
Topics: Kmart, cassette, tape, in-store, in store, public address, PA, advertising, vaporwave, Kresge,...
Attention K-Mart Shoppers
by Tower Sound and Communications
audio
eye 7,574
favorite 0
comment 0
This is a digitized version of an in-store cassette tape that was played within a Kmart store.  See the title of the file for the month and year.  I worked at Kmart between 1989 and 1999 and held onto them with the hopes that they would be of use some day.  Enjoy!
Topics: Kmart, cassette, tape, in-store, in store, public address, PA, advertising, vaporwave, Kresge,...
Attention K-Mart Shoppers
by Tape-A-Thon
audio
eye 6,917
favorite 5
comment 4
This is a digitized version of an in-store cassette tape that was played within a Kmart store. See the title of the file for the month and year. I worked at Kmart between 1989 and 1999 and held onto them with the hopes that they would be of use some day. Enjoy!
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews )
Topics: Kmart, cassette, tape, in-store, in store, public address, PA, advertising, vaporwave, Kresge,...
Attention K-Mart Shoppers
by Tape-A-Thon
audio
eye 6,827
favorite 3
comment 3
This is a digitized version of an in-store cassette tape that was played within a Kmart store. See the title of the file for the month and year. I worked at Kmart between 1989 and 1999 and held onto them with the hopes that they would be of use some day. Enjoy!
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
Topics: Kmart, cassette, tape, in-store, in store, public address, PA, advertising, vaporwave, Kresge,...
Attention K-Mart Shoppers
by Tower Sound and Communications
audio
eye 6,722
favorite 4
comment 1
This is a digitized version of an in-store cassette tape that was played within a Kmart store. See the title of the file for the month and year. I worked at Kmart between 1989 and 1999 and held onto them with the hopes that they would be of use some day. Enjoy!
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Kmart, cassette, tape, in-store, in store, public address, PA, advertising, vaporwave, Kresge,...
Attention K-Mart Shoppers
by Tape-A-Thon
audio
eye 6,678
favorite 9
comment 3
This is a digitized version of an in-store cassette tape that was played within a Kmart store. See the title of the file for the month and year. I worked at Kmart between 1989 and 1999 and held onto them with the hopes that they would be of use some day. Enjoy!
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
Topics: Kmart, cassette, tape, in-store, in store, public address, PA, advertising, vaporwave, Kresge,...
Attention K-Mart Shoppers
by Tower Sound and Communications
audio
eye 6,501
favorite 0
comment 0
This is a digitized version of an in-store cassette tape that was played within a Kmart store.  See the title of the file for the month and year.  I worked at Kmart between 1989 and 1999 and held onto them with the hopes that they would be of use some day.  Enjoy!
Topics: Kmart, cassette, tape, in-store, in store, public address, PA, advertising, vaporwave, Kresge,...
Attention K-Mart Shoppers
by Tower Sound and Communications
audio
eye 6,344
favorite 4
comment 0
This is a digitized version of an in-store cassette tape that was played within a Kmart store. See the title of the file for the month and year. I worked at Kmart between 1989 and 1999 and held onto them with the hopes that they would be of use some day. Enjoy!
Topics: Kmart, cassette, tape, in-store, in store, public address, PA, advertising, vaporwave, Kresge,...
Attention K-Mart Shoppers
by Tape-A-Thon
audio
eye 5,992
favorite 2
comment 1
This is a digitized version of an in-store cassette tape that was played within a Kmart store.  See the title of the file for the month and year.  I worked at Kmart between 1989 and 1999 and held onto them with the hopes that they would be of use some day.  Enjoy!
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Kmart, cassette, tape, in-store, in store, public address, PA, advertising, vaporwave, Kresge,...
Attention K-Mart Shoppers
by Tower Sound and Communications
audio
eye 5,976
favorite 1
comment 0
This is a digitized version of an in-store cassette tape that was played within a Kmart store.  See the title of the file for the month and year.  I worked at Kmart between 1989 and 1999 and held onto them with the hopes that they would be of use some day.  Enjoy!
Topics: Kmart, cassette, tape, in-store, in store, public address, PA, advertising, vaporwave, Kresge,...
Attention K-Mart Shoppers
by Tower Sound and Communications
audio
eye 5,815
favorite 2
comment 0
This is a digitized version of an in-store cassette tape that was played within a Kmart store.  See the title of the file for the month and year.  I worked at Kmart between 1989 and 1999 and held onto them with the hopes that they would be of use some day.  Enjoy!
Topics: Kmart, cassette, tape, in-store, in store, public address, PA, advertising, vaporwave, Kresge,...
Attention K-Mart Shoppers
by Tower Sound and Communications
audio
eye 5,674
favorite 3
comment 1
This is a digitized version of an in-store cassette tape that was played within a Kmart store.  See the title of the file for the month and year.  I worked at Kmart between 1989 and 1999 and held onto them with the hopes that they would be of use some day.  Enjoy!
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Kmart, cassette, tape, in-store, in store, public address, PA, advertising, vaporwave, Kresge,...
Attention K-Mart Shoppers
by Tower Sound and Communications
audio
eye 5,645
favorite 2
comment 2
This is a digitized version of an in-store cassette tape that was played within a Kmart store.  See the title of the file for the month and year.  I worked at Kmart between 1989 and 1999 and held onto them with the hopes that they would be of use some day.  Enjoy!
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topics: Kmart, cassette, tape, in-store, in store, public address, PA, advertising, vaporwave, Kresge,...
Attention K-Mart Shoppers
by Tower Sound and Communications
audio
eye 5,547
favorite 1
comment 0
This is a digitized version of an in-store cassette tape that was played within a Kmart store.  See the title of the file for the month and year.  I worked at Kmart between 1989 and 1999 and held onto them with the hopes that they would be of use some day.  Enjoy!
Topics: Kmart, cassette, tape, in-store, in store, public address, PA, advertising, vaporwave, Kresge,...
Attention K-Mart Shoppers
by Tower Sound and Communications
audio
eye 5,482
favorite 3
comment 1
This is a digitized version of an in-store cassette tape that was played within a Kmart store. See the title of the file for the month and year. I worked at Kmart between 1989 and 1999 and held onto them with the hopes that they would be of use some day. Enjoy!
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Kmart, cassette, tape, in-store, in store, public address, PA, advertising, vaporwave, Kresge,...
Attention K-Mart Shoppers
by Tape-A-Thon
audio
eye 5,365
favorite 2
comment 1
This is a digitized version of an in-store cassette tape that was played within a Kmart store.  See the title of the file for the month and year.  I worked at Kmart between 1989 and 1999 and held onto them with the hopes that they would be of use some day.  Enjoy!
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Kmart, cassette, tape, in-store, in store, public address, PA, advertising, vaporwave, Kresge,...
Attention K-Mart Shoppers
by Tape-A-Thon
audio
eye 5,038
favorite 4
comment 1
This is a digitized version of an in-store cassette tape that was played within a Kmart store.  See the title of the file for the month and year.  I worked at Kmart between 1989 and 1999 and held onto them with the hopes that they would be of use some day.  Enjoy!
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Kmart, cassette, tape, in-store, in store, public address, PA, advertising, vaporwave, Kresge,...
Attention K-Mart Shoppers
by Tower Sound and Communications
audio
eye 4,875
favorite 3
comment 1
This is a digitized version of an in-store cassette tape that was played within a Kmart store. See the title of the file for the month and year. I worked at Kmart between 1989 and 1999 and held onto them with the hopes that they would be of use some day. Enjoy!
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Kmart, cassette, tape, in-store, in store, public address, PA, advertising, vaporwave, Kresge,...
Attention K-Mart Shoppers
by Tower Sound and Communications
audio
eye 4,762
favorite 3
comment 2
This is a digitized version of an in-store cassette tape that was played within a Kmart store.  See the title of the file for the month and year.  I worked at Kmart between 1989 and 1999 and held onto them with the hopes that they would be of use some day.  Enjoy!
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topics: Kmart, cassette, tape, in-store, in store, public address, PA, advertising, vaporwave, Kresge,...
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by Tower Sound and Communications
audio
eye 4,748
favorite 3
comment 1
This is a digitized version of an in-store cassette tape that was played within a Kmart store.  See the title of the file for the month and year.  I worked at Kmart between 1989 and 1999 and held onto them with the hopes that they would be of use some day.  Enjoy!
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Kmart, cassette, tape, in-store, in store, public address, PA, advertising, vaporwave, Kresge,...
Attention K-Mart Shoppers
by Tower Sound and Communications
audio
eye 4,684
favorite 4
comment 1
This is a digitized version of an in-store cassette tape that was played within a Kmart store. See the title of the file for the month and year. I worked at Kmart between 1989 and 1999 and held onto them with the hopes that they would be of use some day. Enjoy!
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Kmart, cassette, tape, in-store, in store, public address, PA, advertising, vaporwave, Kresge,...
Attention K-Mart Shoppers
by Tower Sound and Communications
audio
eye 4,675
favorite 3
comment 0
This is a digitized version of an in-store cassette tape that was played within a Kmart store. See the title of the file for the month and year. I worked at Kmart between 1989 and 1999 and held onto them with the hopes that they would be of use some day. Enjoy!
Topics: Kmart, cassette, tape, in-store, in store, public address, PA, advertising, vaporwave, Kresge,...
Attention K-Mart Shoppers
by Tower Sound and Communications
audio
eye 4,658
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This is a digitized version of an in-store cassette tape that was played within a Kmart store. See the title of the file for the month and year. I worked at Kmart between 1989 and 1999 and held onto them with the hopes that they would be of use some day. Enjoy!
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This is a digitized version of an in-store cassette tape that was played within a Kmart store.  See the title of the file for the month and year.  I worked at Kmart between 1989 and 1999 and held onto them with the hopes that they would be of use some day.  Enjoy!
Topics: Kmart, cassette, tape, in-store, in store, public address, PA, advertising, vaporwave, Kresge,...
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This is a digitized version of an in-store cassette tape that was played within a Kmart store.  See the title of the file for the month and year.  I worked at Kmart between 1989 and 1999 and held onto them with the hopes that they would be of use some day.  Enjoy!
Topics: Kmart, cassette, tape, in-store, in store, public address, PA, advertising, vaporwave, Kresge,...
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This is a digitized version of an in-store cassette tape that was played within a Kmart store.  See the title of the file for the month and year.  I worked at Kmart between 1989 and 1999 and held onto them with the hopes that they would be of use some day.  Enjoy!
Topics: Kmart, cassette, tape, in-store, in store, public address, PA, advertising, vaporwave, Kresge,...
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by Tower Sound and Communications
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This is a digitized version of an in-store cassette tape that was played within a Kmart store. See the title of the file for the month and year. I worked at Kmart between 1989 and 1999 and held onto them with the hopes that they would be of use some day. Enjoy!
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This is a digitized version of an in-store cassette tape that was played within a Kmart store.  See the title of the file for the month and year.  I worked at Kmart between 1989 and 1999 and held onto them with the hopes that they would be of use some day.  Enjoy!
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This is a digitized version of an in-store cassette tape that was played within a Kmart store.  See the title of the file for the month and year.  I worked at Kmart between 1989 and 1999 and held onto them with the hopes that they would be of use some day.  Enjoy!
Topics: Kmart, cassette, tape, in-store, in store, public address, PA, advertising, vaporwave, Kresge,...
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by Tower Sound and Communications
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This is a digitized version of an in-store cassette tape that was played within a Kmart store.  See the title of the file for the month and year.  I worked at Kmart between 1989 and 1999 and held onto them with the hopes that they would be of use some day.  Enjoy!
Topics: Kmart, cassette, tape, in-store, in store, public address, PA, advertising, vaporwave, Kresge,...
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This is a digitized version of an in-store cassette tape that was played within a Kmart store.  See the title of the file for the month and year.  I worked at Kmart between 1989 and 1999 and held onto them with the hopes that they would be of use some day.  Enjoy!
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This is a digitized version of an in-store cassette tape that was played within a Kmart store.  See the title of the file for the month and year.  I worked at Kmart between 1989 and 1999 and held onto them with the hopes that they would be of use some day.  Enjoy!
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by Special Recordings Inc.
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Full album, Side A & Side B. Process used: Vinyl records cleaned in a SpinClean unit Recorded in WAV at 32bit 48Khz Run through ClickRepair Audacity used to clip silences, Normalize, Amplify to -5dB, and output as Mono WAV. SpinClean Record Cleaner ClickRepair - (Settings used: DeClick 60, DeCrackle 20, Pitch Protection On, Reverse On) Audacity
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Topics: Kresge, background music, muzak, store music, light music, kmart, kmrt
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Track List: 00:00 - Toi Ma Madone 02:37 - Holiday For Strings 05:33 - Paris Theme (From "A New Kind Of Love") 08:35 - My True Carrie Love 11:04 - Country Gardens 14:08 - Waitin' For The Evening Train 19:14 - The Happy Wanderer 21:25 - ??? 24:02 - I Enjoy Being A Girl 27:18 - ??? 31:00 - Lady Of Spain 33:36 - Sushi 35:26 - ??? 37:43 - ??? 40:01 - Dansera Note: This track listing was created by hand using Shazam . Please do comment if you recognize anything unidentified, or if you have...
Topics: Kresge, background music, muzak, store music, light music, kmart, kmrt
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by Special Recordings Inc.
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Full album, Side A & Side B. Process used: Vinyl records cleaned in a SpinClean unit Recorded in WAV at 32bit 48Khz Run through ClickRepair Audacity used to clip silences, Normalize, Amplify to -5dB, and output as Mono WAV. SpinClean Record Cleaner ClickRepair - (Settings used: DeClick 60, DeCrackle 20, Pitch Protection On, Reverse On) Audacity
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LP of background music for play in S. S. Kresge department stores in the 1960s, produced by Special Recordings Inc. of Detroit, Michigan.
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LP of background music for play in S. S. Kresge department stores in the 1960s, produced by Special Recording Inc. of Detroit, Michigan.
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LP of background music for play in S. S. Kresge department stores in the 1960s, produced by Special Recordings Inc. of Detroit, Michigan.
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Well, as most of you know, a former Kmart employee has released some of the old cassettes that they used to play over the Public Address systems at the stores in the late 80's-early 90's. They were played constantly for the duration of the promotional period, seven days a week, from opening to closing, on auto-reverse.  It was "muzak" with adverts for their specials and reminders peppered in a lot between songs. Well, being a nut for retro commercials and nostalgia, as well as being...
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by Special Recordings Inc.
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Track List: Pending. Restoration/Digitization Process : Vinyl records cleaned in a SpinClean unit Recorded in WAV at 32bit 48Khz Run through ClickRepair Audacity used to clip silences, Normalize, Amplify to -5dB, and output as Mono WAV. SpinClean Record Cleaner ClickRepair - (Settings used: DeClick 60, DeCrackle 20, Pitch Protection On, Reverse On) Audacity
Topics: Kresge, background music, muzak, store music, light music, kmart, kmrt
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by Special Recordings Inc.
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Track List: Pending. Restoration/Digitization Process : Vinyl records cleaned in a SpinClean unit Recorded in WAV at 32bit 48Khz Run through ClickRepair Audacity used to clip silences, Normalize, Amplify to -5dB, and output as Mono WAV. SpinClean Record Cleaner ClickRepair - (Settings used: DeClick 60, DeCrackle 20, Pitch Protection On, Reverse On) Audacity
Topics: Kresge, background music, muzak, store music, light music, kmart, kmrt
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by Special Recordings Inc.
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Track List: Pending. Restoration/Digitization Process : Vinyl records cleaned in a SpinClean unit Recorded in WAV at 32bit 48Khz Run through ClickRepair Audacity used to clip silences, Normalize, Amplify to -5dB, and output as Mono WAV. SpinClean Record Cleaner ClickRepair - (Settings used: DeClick 60, DeCrackle 20, Pitch Protection On, Reverse On) Audacity
Topics: Kresge, background music, muzak, store music, light music, kmart, kmrt
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by Special Recordings Inc.
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Track List: Track 01: ? Track 02: Be My Love Track 03: ? Track 04: ? Track 05: ? Track 06: Call Me Track 07: Mack The Knife Track 08: ? Track 09: Thank Heavens For Little Girls Track 10: ? Track 11: ? Track 12: Jealousy Track 13: ? Track 14: ? Track 15: Little Things Mean A Lot (Credit to IA user "Vinegar_bomb" for the partial track listing!) Restoration/Digitization Process : Vinyl records cleaned in a SpinClean unit Recorded in WAV at 32bit 48Khz Run through ClickRepair Audacity...
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by Special Recordings Inc.
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Track List: Pending. Restoration/Digitization Process : Vinyl records cleaned in a SpinClean unit Recorded in WAV at 32bit 48Khz Run through ClickRepair Audacity used to clip silences, Normalize, Amplify to -5dB, and output as Mono WAV. SpinClean Record Cleaner ClickRepair - (Settings used: DeClick 60, DeCrackle 20, Pitch Protection On, Reverse On) Audacity
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by Special Recordings Inc.
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Track List: Pending. Restoration/Digitization Process : Vinyl records cleaned in a SpinClean unit Recorded in WAV at 32bit 48Khz Run through ClickRepair Audacity used to clip silences, Normalize, Amplify to -5dB, and output as Mono WAV. SpinClean Record Cleaner ClickRepair - (Settings used: DeClick 60, DeCrackle 20, Pitch Protection On, Reverse On) Audacity
Topics: Kresge, background music, muzak, store music, light music, kmart, kmrt
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by Special Recordings Inc.
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Track List: Pending. Restoration/Digitization Process : Vinyl records cleaned in a SpinClean unit Recorded in WAV at 32bit 48Khz Run through ClickRepair Audacity used to clip silences, Normalize, Amplify to -5dB, and output as Mono WAV. SpinClean Record Cleaner ClickRepair - (Settings used: DeClick 60, DeCrackle 20, Pitch Protection On, Reverse On) Audacity
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by Special Recordings Inc.
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Track List: Pending. Restoration/Digitization Process : Vinyl records cleaned in a SpinClean unit Recorded in WAV at 32bit 48Khz Run through ClickRepair Audacity used to clip silences, Normalize, Amplify to -5dB, and output as Mono WAV. SpinClean Record Cleaner ClickRepair - (Settings used: DeClick 60, DeCrackle 20, Pitch Protection On, Reverse On) Audacity
Topics: Kresge, background music, muzak, store music, light music, kmart, kmrt
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by Special Recordings Inc.
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Track List: Pending. Restoration/Digitization Process : Vinyl records cleaned in a SpinClean unit Recorded in WAV at 32bit 48Khz Run through ClickRepair Audacity used to clip silences, Normalize, Amplify to -5dB, and output as Mono WAV. SpinClean Record Cleaner ClickRepair - (Settings used: DeClick 60, DeCrackle 20, Pitch Protection On, Reverse On) Audacity
Topics: Kresge, background music, muzak, store music, light music, kmart, kmrt